Measles Cases Jump 20% in One Week

Total patient count since January 1 hits 555.

16 Apr, 2019FORTUNE.COM

Measles Cases Jump 20% in One Week | BEAM

The number of people confirmed with the measles jumped roughly 20% between April 4 and April 11, making 2019 the second highest-number of cases reported since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there have been 555 individual confirmed cases of measles since the start of the year in 20 states. That’s 90 more people than the week prior....

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